Author Topic: Russia: Boris Feodorovich Godunov (1598-1605) AR Kopek, Moskva (Спасский 81/6)  (Read 346 times)

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Russia: Boris Feodorovich Godunov (1598-1605) AR Kopek, Moskva (Спасский 81/6)

Obv: Boris on horseback to right; MO below, O to upper right field
Rev: Cyrillic inscription in five lines - ЦРЬIВЕЛ \\ IКИКНSЬ \\ БОРIСЪθЕ \\ ДОРОВIЧЬВ \\ СЕЯРУСI (ЦАРЬ И ВЕЛИКИЙ КНЯЗЬ БОРИС ФЕДОРОВИЧ ВСЕЯ РУСИ; Tsar and Grand Duke Boris Feodorovich of All Rus)
Dim: 15 mm, 0.65 g, 10 h

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This would count as a really nice Russian coin for me. It doesn't matter that a line of the text didn't make it on the coin. Most contemporary Russian coins have worse problems. I like the bold, clear Moscow mint mark and the expression of concentration on the face of the knight as he prepares to kill the invisible dragon. BTW, that's not Boris. It's St. George doing battle with the devil, in the shape of a dragon.

Glad you got Spasski. In my opinion by far the best book for Russian coins of this period.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.